Taninges 609m – 2000 m
The village of Taninges, located in the heart of the Giffre valley on the ‘Route des Grandes Alpes’ will live up to all your expectations!
Taninges, one foot in the past.
The centre of Taninges, focused around the market square, has changed little over the centuries. The Grande Rue, Rue des Arcades, old 16th century hump-backed bridge, Sainte-Anne chapel and fountain all bear witness to the past and contribute to the quiet charm of the village.
Stroll around the village streets to the cheerful chiming of the 44 bells housed in the bell tower of one of the largest churches in the Haute-Savoie. After having admired the grand organ and crossed the small, coolly-shaded ‘Pré de l’église’ park, continue on your way to the splendid ‘Chartreuse de Mélan’ (13th century) and its 16th century cloisters.
Taninges, one foot in the future
The Domaine Départemental de la Chartreuse de Mélan today hosts exhibitions and has a permanent park of monumental sculptures. Many concerts take place throughout the year in this key venue in the cultural life of the Haute-Savoie.
Taninges, between the plains and the summits
Whether you prefer hiking or cycling, exploring alongside the Giffre or climbing to the top of Pic de Marcelly, it is nature which has the final say here. There is also the paved pathway built by the monks from ‘La Chartreuse’ in the Middle Ages which will take you to Praz de Lys. Fom villages to alpine pastures – there is something for everyone!